Diablo Immortal, a game plagued by controversy since launch has been recently revealed to be accumulating 1 million dollars per day. This is a shock, but not unexpected considering the vehemently greedy design philosophy this game has.
What Is Diablo Immortal?
Diablo Immortal is the latest entry in the wildly popular Diablo franchise. Released by Blizzard Entertainment, the game fits in the overall Diablo lore by taking place between the events of Diablo II and Diablo III. The games themselves are fantasy role-playing games with an emphasis on action and feature elements such as demons and hell. The first Diablo game, which was released in 1997, has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time. It got two sequels, Diablo II, which was released in 2000, and Diablo III, which was released in 2012. The last time fans got a proper Diablo game was 10 years ago.
You can see why fans would be excited about a new Diablo game, but in the end, their expectations were met with nothing but disappointment.
Why The Controversy?
Simply put, Diablo Immortal is not an enjoyable game. That is unless you’re willing to cough up ridiculous amounts of money to properly enjoy the game.
There is a genuine development on this.
Previously, it was thought that maxing out a character in Diablo Immortal would take $50k-100k, depending on gacha luck, as you can experience here.
It has now come to light: you need to multiply that by 6. https://t.co/Pz2i9bF67Z
— Andrew Dice (@SpaceDrakeCF) June 26, 2022
Diablo Immortal was released on June 2nd this year and was panned critically, going so far as to become the worst user-rated game of all time on Metacritic. The game is a free-to-play Gacha game released with the mobile market in mind. Scummy practices and greedy game design are common in mobile games, so of course, it makes sense to target that market specifically. Blizzard has no shame when it comes to doing this, as to even max out a character player’s thought that you needed anywhere from $50k-$100k. It was recently reported that the figures might be false because some suggest that you need even more money. This worries players about the upcoming Diablo IV, which is set to release in 2023.
Despite all this, a recent report revealed that Diablo Immortal has still been profitable for Blizzard as it pulls in $1 million per day for the company, and the game has already made $50 million. This is not good news for consumers, as this signals to greedy companies that consumers are willing to waste away their hard-earned cash on their luck-based free-to-play games which will require ridiculous amounts of money to even enjoy them. Alas, we can only hope that nothing major comes of this.